Well, there’s a lot of different ways to lose a ballgame, and there are a lot of different baseball records to break. The Padres managed to do both spectacularly by being shutout thirteen to zero.
It started in the first inning: a simple solo HR from Brian Dozier off Travis Wood. Wood would end up going a mere 2-something innings while giving up a whopping 9 earned runs. Three home runs, nine hits, and a walk. By the third inning the Twins were up 9-0.
Jose Valdez came in to do literally any kind of damage control that he could. He ended up being credited with 3 earned runs, and gave up 2 home runs himself. The same went for Cory Mazzoni, who gave up the games’ final 4 runs and two more home runs to Minnesota.
In total Padres pitching gave up 18 hits, 16 earned runs, a walk, a strikeout, and 7 home runs. Those 7 home runs were all hit in the first 7 innings of the game, a new Major League Baseball record.
The mercy was that the Twins were apparently gassed by the 8th inning, the only inning they wouldn’t end up scoring. Speaking of not scoring: the Padres. Only 4 hits from Carlos Asuaje, Yangervis Solarte, Eric Aybar, and Austin Hedges. The rest of the team was eager to put up the fat goose egg for the day.
The Friars will hope to scrub this dirty game from memory tomorrow. Finishing the 2 game series for the Pads will be Dinelson Lamet.